Voice for ChoicePayback Is a Bitch for Abortion Clinic Protestors, Thanks to a Brilliant LandlordVoice for Choice2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Todd Stave has the unenviable position of being the landlord of a building in Germantown, Maryland, which he leases to an abortion provider called Reproductive Health Services Clinic. So he knows a little something about dealing patiently with anti-abortion protesters. But when they started calling him at home at all hours and harassing his family, he got fed up and came up with a very clever solution: Do unto others as they have been doing unto you.
Problems really began for Stave at the end of 2010, when he leased his building to LeRoy Carhart, one of the only doctors in the U.S. who openly acknowledges that he performs late-term abortions. As you can imagine, he’s a controversial man, and protesters come from far and wide. There is a constant group of them parked outside, praying an
What YOU Can DoWhat is something that anti-choicers are notorious for? Something that can help our cause as well, if utilized correctly? Posters and Pamphlets of course! I'm sure each and every one of us is all too aware of anti-choicers abuse of this method - plastering manipulative, inaccurate, and out right terrifying images paired with ridiculous and offensive slogans all over for the public eye to see.What YOU Can Do2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, we don't want to do that. Let's not scare the children and the elderly, here - but they do have the right idea. Do you think all of these abominable laws would get passed if they sat there in their homes and whispered "I don't like this" to one another? Just think about it, spreading the word (even if 'the word' happens to be a poorly photoshopped lie) works. Look at the KONY 2012 scam, for example, it became huge - because you couldn't bat an eye without a poster showing up.
So I say it's time we get with the times and get out there. We've got to be loud, we've got to be heard, we've
Anti-Abortionists Dont Feel Much Passion For KidsFANATIC ANTI-ABORTIONISTS DON'T FEEL MUCH PASSION FOR KIDSAnti-Abortionists Dont Feel Much Passion For Kids2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having grown up Baptist in Alabama, I've always been cynical about conservative Christians' fervent opposition to Roe v. Wade. I don't doubt that religious devotion can lead to skepticism -- even fierce criticism -- of abortion rights. But those same religious principles should lead to efforts to boost the prospects for children, especially poor children, once they are born.
Apparently, the religious fervor that opposes abortion subsides considerably after children come squirming from the womb; it fails to wonder whether they have a chance at a decent life. That helps explain why the class divide in the United States is stark -- and only growing more so.
Over the last several months, the rabid anti-choice faction has posted several victories, passing laws that erode a woman's right to manage her reproductive life. Last week, Geo
Silly Ladies don't know what Rape is.Suggests Idaho LegislatorSilly Ladies don't know what Rape is.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This week, Idaho's state legislature joined the ranks of state lawmaking bodies that have collectively decided that women are evil idiot children who can't be trusted. They're just a whisper away now from passing legislation that would require women seeking abortions to head on over to Crisis Pregnancy Centers and their condescending "don't kill your baby" counseling before being allowed access to a legal medical procedure, and now, one Very Special State Senator is concerned that women who say they've been raped should be forced to return home, think about it for awhile, and consider whether their were really raped or if they just had one of those non-consensual marital sexual encounters to which a husband's entitled.
Chuck Winder, the sponsor of Idaho's "Double Ultrasound Bill," an
Pro-Choice Except When I Want to Choose For HerAll righty, Damey's here to give up some motherfuckin' truths.Pro-Choice Except When I Want to Choose For Her2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We may not always like what people do but that doesn't mean we have the right to tell them what to do and make them do it.
Pro-choice means you respect bodily autonomy. Bodily autonomy means you are independent and are not controlled by anyone else. Nobody can use or invade or harm your body without your consent.
This includes fetuses.
If a fetus is a person, there is no human right that demands a pregnant person to house it. There is no human right that says you owe another your body for their life. This is common sense. People need organs and blood all the time, but it is not against the law for me to decide not to give. People are dying every day, every single day, because of lack of blood, serum, organs, plasma, bone marrow, and people aren't stepping up to donate, and it's not illegal for them to choose not to. People died today in the thousands. Do they have a right to life? Yes. Do they have such a right to life they
10 Things That Happen at Conservative Schools10 Frightening Things That Happen at Conservative Christian Schools That May Be Funded With Your Tax Dollars10 Things That Happen at Conservative Schools2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inflammatory anti-choice propaganda? Lies about sexuality? We need to keep in mind what goes on in many Christian schools when we discuss vouchers.
School vouchers have long been a pet cause of Christian school advocates who want to shore up profits and increase their ranks. In 2002, the United States Supreme Court ruled that public funds designated for private school tuition were not an infringement on church/state separation. That gave private Christian school advocates a green light to promote vouchers for themselves.
Though vouchers have beco
I wish my mother had aborted meI wish my mother had aborted meI wish my mother had aborted me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is no 'I wish I'd never been born' howl of angst. I love my mother, and having an abortion would have given her a better life.
If there is one thing that anti-choice activists do that makes me see red, it is when they parade out their poster children: men, women and children who were "targeted for abortion". They tell us "these people would not be alive today if abortion had been legal or if their mothers had made a different choice".
In the last couple of months, I have read two of these abortion deliverance stories that have been particularly offensive. The first story is one propagated by Rebecca Kiessling, the poster child for the no exceptions in cases of rape or incest. On her website Kiessling s
CPCs Creating Artificial OrphansCrisis Pregnancy Centers Creating "Artificial Orphans"CPCs Creating Artificial Orphans2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know those "crisis pregnancy centers" that set up shop near abortion clinics, pretending to offer "options"? Turns out they won't just terrify you into having the baby; they'll terrify you into handing it over to them.
Kathryn Joyce, author of Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement, writes in The Nation:
"While there is growing awareness of how CPCs hinder abortion access, the centers have a broader agenda that is less well known: they seek not only to induce women to "choose life" but to choose adoption, either by offering adoption services themselves... or by referring women to Christian adoption agencies. Far more than other adoption agencies, conservative Christian agencies demonstrate a p
Warn your Kids about Non Religious FamiliesThis is again lifted from Friendly Atheist and just something to get the content moving. You should definitely check out the whole site though. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/Warn your Kids about Non Religious Families2 years ago in Personal More Like This
‘Our Families Are Great Without Religion’ Campaign To Begin in Dallas-Fort Worth; Already, Fox Affiliates Are Complaining
Posted on March 27, 2012 by Hemant Mehta
The Dallas–Fort Worth Coalition of Reason is about to embark on a new advertising campaign called “Our Families Are Great Without Religion” that will highlight how “family” is not synonymous with “Christian”. http://www.dfwcor.org/press-releases/
Here are the images that will be cycling through on the billboard along I-30 in Grand Prairie (Tom Landry Freeway) beginning Easter weekend — each image will be up for one week:
The following ad will also appear during pre-show ads at the Green Oaks Movie Tavern in Arlington (***Update***: Zach Moore wri
Vagina Vagina VaginaSo I heard about this happening in which Michigan House Democrat Lisa Brown was banned from speaking after she said vagina. Specifically referring to her own vagina. “Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested my vagina, but no means no.” She and other representative are fighting for women's reproductive rights and I could see it if she referred to her vagina in a derogatory way but..all she said was vagina.Vagina Vagina Vagina2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you watch the video, she talks about how religious freedom doesn't mean someone can force their religious beliefs on others. She being jewish, keeps her kosher practices at home and even her religious beliefs say the life of the mother is more important than a fetus. Why not force her religious beliefs on everyone then?
Lisa Brown actually wasn't told why she was banned but she jokes that she might never know if she was banned for being Jewish or saying vagina.